Each year, young children are injured or die in falls from unguarded windows. The NYC Health Code requires owners of buildings of three or more apartments to provide and properly install approved window guards on all windows in an apartment where a child (or children) 10 years of age or younger reside and in each hallway window.
Anyone in a building coverd by the law can request window guards, even if there are no children living with you. For instance:
If tenants or occupants want window guards for any reason , even if there are no resident children in the covered age category, they should request them in writing and they may not be refused.
If your landlord refuses to install window guards or if they are not properly installed, call 311, or file an online complaint.